NEW YORK (Sept. 4, 2014) – Litigation shareholder Caroline J. Heller from the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been recognized by the New York Law Journal among its list of “Lawyers Who Lead by Example,” in the pro bono category. Heller is recognized for her outstanding record of “providing crucial legal services to poor or nearly poor New Yorkers.”
According to the submission guidelines, the 2014 honorees were selected by the editors of the New York Law Journal in three categories: lifetime achievement, public service and pro bono. Honorees have donated substantial time and expertise to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers and/or have devoted significant time to public service in the form of improvement to the courts, the law or the profession.
“Caroline’s dedication to equal justice is second to none,” said William C. Silverman, head of the firm’s pro bono program. “This is a well-deserved honor.”
Heller is the head of the firm’s New York pro bono program and a shareholder in the Litigation Practice. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and business disputes in professional liability, partnership law, securities litigation and entertainment disputes. She also serves as a faculty member of the Greenberg Traurig Litigation Academy, which provides intensive in-house training programs in jury trials, expert witness preparation, deposition practice, motion practice and mediation.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program
Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing and homelessness.